Bashar al-Assad

Syrian Children Join the Anti-Assad Revolution in Ma'arat al-Nu'man, Syria

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بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
وَأَعِدُّواْ لَهُم مَّا اسْتَطَعْتُم مِّن قُوَّةٍ وَمِن رِّبَاطِ الْخَيْلِ تُرْهِبُونَ بِهِ عَدُوَّ اللَّهِ وَعَدُوَّكُمْ(ألأنفال: 60)
Children from Ma'arat al-Nu'man, Idlib Governorate, Syria, joined the revolution against the Assad regime.

"The world should not blame us because we cannot sit cross-armed [idly] while we watch the blood of our people being spilled before our eyes. We have the right to defend our childhood, which was forsaken by the beastly al-Assad army," said she.

 

Do discard the ‘resistance axis’ hoax

By MICHAEL YOUNG

A Syrian regime Russian-made armored personnel carrier destroyed by the Free Syrian Army on Wadi Al Sayeh Street in Homs, Syria.

The notion of a “resistance axis” has been a casualty of the revolts in the Arab world. Using the term displays willful blindness to what has taken place during the past year. Resistance, the way the word is currently understood in the Arab world, implies resistance to injustice and hegemony, principally imposed by the United States and Israel. Yet when Iran and Syria, pillars of the axis, have been at the vanguard in violently and unjustly suppressing freedoms at home, the term “resistance axis” elicits only laughter. And yet there are people who need to keep the term alive, with its moral implications, because their professional agenda is invested in its being taken seriously.

Syria: Stop Torture of Children

Security Forces Detain Juveniles, Occupy Schools

(New York) – Syrian army and security officers have detained and tortured children with impunity during the past year, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch has documented at least 12 cases of children detained under inhumane conditions and tortured, as well as children shot while in their homes or on the street. Human Rights Watch has also documented government use of schools as detention centers, military bases or barracks, and sniper posts, as well as the arrest of children from schools.
 

How the Assads won the West over

Members of the Free Syrian Army based in the vicinity of Khirbet al Joze, near Jisr Al Shughour in north-western Syria, near the Turkish border, pledged to fight the Syrian regime until the complete liberation of Syria from Bashar al-Assad and his fascist thugs.

Under Bashar Assad, Syria was a second-rate Arab power. There was no “peace process” to lend it regional relevance; Assad soon lost Lebanon; and the Bush administration’s objectives in Iraq ran against those of Syria, so engagement became futile. Damascus could siphon jihadists into Iraq; it could, with Iran, turn Hamas against Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestine Liberation Organization; and it could cooperate with Hezbollah to reverse the shaky independence that Lebanon gained in 2005.


Nasrallah's appearance and al-Assad’s interview

There seems to be a number of things connecting the sudden public appearance of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in the midst of his supporters in Beirut, marking the religious festival of Ashoura, after years of confining his public appearances to video-links from unknown locations, and the televised interview conducted by ABC with Syrian President al-Assad, which represents the first interview given by the Syrian leader with an American media outlet since the start of the protests in Syria.

Hassan Nasrallah says building up weapons, backs Syria

BEIRUT - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, whose backers Syria and Iran are at the centre of heightened regional tension, made a rare public appearance on Tuesday marking the Shi'ite Muslim festival of Ashura and said his group was building up its arsenal.

The Syrian Regime: Where it All Began

How Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has managed to hold onto power for so long

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